is a factory-waterproofed exterior insulated wall sheathing product used in below grade applications.
About ArmorWall BG
The ArmorWall Below Grade (BG) system combines the strengths of ArmorWall with built in returns, proprietary below grade waterproofing, and a third party below grade dimpled membrane.
Insulating the slab with ArmorWall BG brings the transition point between it and the above grade materials to a level above the slab edge, eliminating a seam that is otherwise a vulnerable point for water and moisture intrusion.
- Key Features
- Building Types
Key Features of ArmorWall BG Include:
✔ Combines the strengths of ArmorWall with built in returns, proprietary below grade waterproofing, and a third party below grade dimpled membrane, providing an additional layer of water and vapor protection with high compressive strength
✔ Ideal solution for project teams looking for an all-in-one below grade product that provides continuous insulation, waterproofing, high strength, and durability
✔ Installation does not require specialty below grade trades, which many other products do
✔ Incredibly durable exterior sheathing product that withstands post-construction damage to the slab edge often caused by landscaping crews working around the building’s foundation
✔ Combining ArmorWall BG with an ArmorWall above grade product provides a perfect and seamless transition from below grade to above grade
✔ No paper facings exist within the assembly to promote any biological growth
✔ Meets and exceeds continuous insulation (ci), building code, and green certification programs
ArmorWall BG Passes Testing For:
✔ Passes NFPA 285 testing without the additive protection of an exterior cladding on the front for the full duration of the test
✔ Passes ASTM E119/UL 263 testing using the same wall panels for the full two hours, something many other wall assemblies cannot do
✔ Testing by ASTM E72 demonstrates ArmorWall to be stronger than many other sheathing and wood products when attached directly to the stud, with no required interior blocking
✔ No components exist within the product that allow any growth of mold or mildew, as tested by ASTM C1338
✔ Meets FEMA design standards for flood resistant materials
ArmorWall BG is the Best Solution for These Building Types:
✔ All types of commercial and multifamily buildings with below grade foundations or slab edges